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THE ARRIVAL OF SELF-MANAGEMENT

The practical guide to self-organisation is now also in Italian

if you’re a business leader or manager and you’re realising that the hierarchical system in organisations and companies is no longer working. If you’re an employee, curious to know how a model can be created which gives every individual autonomy, responsibility and the ability to take decisions. If you see the possibility of introducing change in your workplace as a daunting task but you don’t want to give up.

Here’s an opportunity to clear up all your doubts. Late April will see the publication in Italian of “Self-Management”, the practical guide that gives a step-by-step illustration for introducing self-organisation and distributed leadership, in a translation edited by Peoplerise and published by Guerini Next. In the book, authors Astrid Vermeer and Ben Wenting give an overview of each topic, followed by details and potential pitfalls of the process, and examine questions that may arise during the crucial stages of transformation.

The 10 chapters explain why, how and what are the effects of moving from hierarchy to self-management. They describe how to instigate cultural change by removing rules which are no longer necessary. They address the new role of managers and the need for them to develop trust in the abilities of various teams to organise themselves independently, abandoning the need for control. They introduce the figure of the coach, setting out the skills and tasks he or she should possess. They identify possible processes for guaranteeing quality, replacing the concept of roles with the division of duties. They deal with conflict and emotional management and personality clashes, and discuss how to organise meetings geared to problem-solving.

In short, it’s a handbook to be kept within reach at all times. It’s no accident that the book is entitled “Self-Management. How it Does Work”. The text is actually an in-depth examination of Frederic Laloux’s “Reinventing Organisations”, the international bestseller which, by analysing a vast body of research on emerging models, introduced the Teal Paradigm. This new approach is gaining ground all over the world, demonstrating that it really is possible to create workplaces that have a soul, more genuine relationships, a more deep-rooted sense of community and a meaningful goal to pursue.

Prior to the official presentation, in the meantime the book can be pre-ordered at this link: https://amzn.to/2uJgS6X


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